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Here are the key developments from the past few hours:
Saturday’s figures of 660,905 and Friday’s 645,410 both surpassed the previous set highest daily total of cases which was recorded at 614,013 on November 7, according to AFP. Within Saturday’s new cases, the WHO’s Americas region registered a one-day record high of 269,225 new confirmed infections.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO director-general, warned on Friday that there was “a long way to go” in getting the virus under control globally.